HRD minister urges faculty and students to make India less cash society

Minister inaugurates state-of-the-art Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) and Full Mouth Implant Rehabilitation with Dental Implants at MCODS

January 09, 2017

Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr Prakash Javadekar on January 8 exhorted the faculty and students of Manipal Academy of Higher Education to be a part of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi’s campaign to transform India from “cash to a less cash society”. He explained the progress the country had made in quick time and was hopeful that the “Digital Literacy Campaign” would see results in the not-too-distant future.

He explained the advantages of the use of less cash and called upon the students to embrace the concept and ensure that the change takes place soon. “Details of the campaign are present on the MHRD website, which has received platinum award for being the best site,” he said and added: “From cash to plastic to digital, India is progressing very well and it is the youth of the country who can adopt to the changes fast”.

“The students have responded well to the campaign and today 2.3 lakh students have already registered,” he said. He told the students that they must first understand what digital transaction is all about. “What is money?” he asked. “Money is not cash. Money is a medium of exchange. Paper money, plastic money and now it is digital money. You can exchange money with a tap of your finger”.

 Dr H. Vinod Bhat closed the function with a word of thanks to the Minister for coming to Manipal and addressing the faculty and students.Later, he inaugurated two state of the art facilities at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, where he was received by the Dean Dr Nirmala N Rao. The facilities are Centre for Full Mouth Implant Rehabilitation with Dental Implants and the other is a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). Centre for full mouth implant rehabilitation will be first of its kind in the country being integrated with a premier dental institute. It will offer rehabilitative care to patients, who have lost all or most of their teeth, with implant supported prosthesis.

The Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) facility is first of its kind in Udupi district and caters to the maxillofacial imaging needs of Udupi district and the neighboring districts of Shimoga, Uttara Kannada and Chikmagalur. CBCT is an advanced imaging modality for 3 dimensional image reconstructions and sectional imaging exclusively for head, neck and jaw pathologies. It has revolutionized the field of dentistry and maxillofacial imaging by providing high resolution images of bones and teeth comparable to CT scan.